Using a CBT approach to manage low back pain

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Abstract

Richmond H (2016) Using a CBT approach to manage low back pain.

Low back pain is not only commonplace the world over, but also costly to treat. A training programme was developed so health professionals from many different specialties, from nursing to occupational health, can have a positive impact on patients with the condition, easing their disability and consequently also, the financial burden on healthcare institutions and systems. This article describes the programme and outlines how NHS nurses can train to use the programme no matter where they are based.

Low back pain is a major cause of disability and a financial burden on healthcare. A training programme was developed to treat it with a cognitive behavioural approach

In this article…

> Details of the Back Skills Training (BeST) programme

> Evidence supporting effectiveness for outcomes and cost

> How nurses can access the programme

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